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18th Mar '17 5:12:02 PM serizawa3000
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[[WMG:Deep 13 is an all-but-abandoned sector of Alpha Complex. (Any other hypothesis is treason.)]]
*Dr. Erhardt and TV's Frank - Infrared Clearance
*Dr. Forrester - Green Clearance
*Joel - Red Clearance (most of the time. Wearing jumpsuits of other colors is treason.)
*Mike - Green Clearance
20th Feb '17 6:13:28 PM nombretomado
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That's not to say that the robots don't have FORMS; Joel could've easily built them from junk lying around, becoming the [[CastAway Wilsons]] to his Tom Hanks. Joel ''had'' gone insane from the movies, and imagined the Bots speaking to him. When Mike was sent up, he was, in fact, conked on the noggin. His imagining of the Bots is likely due to a head injury from said conking. Notice how no one else really refers to the robots besides the guest characters (obvious illusions on the part of Joel and Mike) and... Pearl. But, are you ''really'' shocked that she was nuts?

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That's not to say that the robots don't have FORMS; Joel could've easily built them from junk lying around, becoming the [[CastAway [[Film/CastAway Wilsons]] to his Tom Hanks. Joel ''had'' gone insane from the movies, and imagined the Bots speaking to him. When Mike was sent up, he was, in fact, conked on the noggin. His imagining of the Bots is likely due to a head injury from said conking. Notice how no one else really refers to the robots besides the guest characters (obvious illusions on the part of Joel and Mike) and... Pearl. But, are you ''really'' shocked that she was nuts?
2nd Jan '17 4:18:57 PM nombretomado
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* Gizmonic didn't decide jack. It's made clear early on in the show that Gizmonic Institute doesn't approve of Dr. Forrester and Frank's experiments, which is why they fled to Deep 13, an old sub-basement which hasn't been used in forever and which the Institute no longer monitors. So Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank are former project heads who betrayed the company in order to carry on dangerous experiments which the company disapproves of... sort of like GlaDOS!

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* Gizmonic didn't decide jack. It's made clear early on in the show that Gizmonic Institute doesn't approve of Dr. Forrester and Frank's experiments, which is why they fled to Deep 13, an old sub-basement which hasn't been used in forever and which the Institute no longer monitors. So Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank are former project heads who betrayed the company in order to carry on dangerous experiments which the company disapproves of... sort of like GlaDOS!
[=GLaDOS=]!
17th Nov '16 11:57:44 AM nombretomado
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First Joel was a [[GoodWillHunting janitor]]. Then he was launched into space and proceeded to [[HiddenDepths build a bunch turing-capable artifically intelligent robots]] to help him deal with the situation. Then he made it back home, and [[{{anticlimax}} got a job at a Hot Fish Shop]].

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First Joel was a [[GoodWillHunting [[Film/GoodWillHunting janitor]]. Then he was launched into space and proceeded to [[HiddenDepths build a bunch turing-capable artifically Turing-capable artificially intelligent robots]] to help him deal with the situation. Then he made it back home, and [[{{anticlimax}} [[AntiClimax got a job at a Hot Fish Shop]].
28th Sep '16 4:27:35 PM RealisticActionBatch
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*** Which inspired the Johnny Longtorso action figure.
31st Aug '16 6:08:41 PM nombretomado
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The previous WMG, except that there's only one Joel. He gets renamed for the same reason as the real-world one - because Hodgson is difficult to pronounce, and the experiment is specifically being broadcast to Comedy Channel. Joel was forced by the Mads to either change his name or read TheEyeOfArgon.

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The previous WMG, except that there's only one Joel. He gets renamed for the same reason as the real-world one - because Hodgson is difficult to pronounce, and the experiment is specifically being broadcast to Comedy Channel. Joel was forced by the Mads to either change his name or read TheEyeOfArgon.
Literature/TheEyeOfArgon.
7th Jan '16 11:03:25 AM Elan
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[[WMG:Alternately, the Satellite doesn't exist and ''Mike/Joel aren't aware''.]]
* Dr. Forester lacked the funding to create and launch a real satellite, so it's all just a sort of Truman Show type illusion, done in a set made up to look like space. The Satellite is actually just hanging from wires in a big circular room with stars painted on the walls and a model of earth on the floor. That explains a lot of the stuff usually hand waved by the MST3KMantra; breathing is not a problem because they are actually on earth. Same with gravity. All that "Umbillicus" stuff where there's allegedly a tether between the satellite and Deep 13? Buncha' hooey, the tether is like 50 feet long and just reaching from the set to the next room. Why did Dr. Forester do this? Because the feeling of isolation would heighten the effectiveness of the experiments, as well as reduce escape attempts. He can pump the air out of the room outside of the satellite to simulate the vacuum of space (we already know he removes it from the satellite itself to keep the subjects in the theater). Any extraterrestrials encountered are hoaxes intended to further the illusion and push the subjects further into madness.
11th Jun '15 8:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Patton says he started doing stand up in the late 80s, which was about the time Joel hit his peak with his stand-up magic routine just before starting [=MST3K=]. Patton has also professed to being a huge fan of the show and Joel and has opened for one or two showings of ''CinematicTitanic''. Also, given Joel's placid personality, he seems to be more the type to get revenge through the passive-aggressive manner that Oswalt describes.

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Patton says he started doing stand up in the late 80s, which was about the time Joel hit his peak with his stand-up magic routine just before starting [=MST3K=]. Patton has also professed to being a huge fan of the show and Joel and has opened for one or two showings of ''CinematicTitanic''.''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic''. Also, given Joel's placid personality, he seems to be more the type to get revenge through the passive-aggressive manner that Oswalt describes.
4th Jun '15 10:07:55 AM erforce
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** Given the reviews that feature Future!NC in them, he seems to have more in common with [[Film/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] than Doctor Forrester, so, {{Jossed}}?

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** Given the reviews that feature Future!NC in them, he seems to have more in common with [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] than Doctor Forrester, so, {{Jossed}}?
25th May '15 12:14:33 PM joelkazoo
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Gypsy controls the higher functions of the ship, and without her, the SOL would be SOL. Joel told Gypsy he would never leave the SOL, even in a matter of life and death. Gypsy was under the impression that the Mads were going to kill Joel, even tho they were planning to kill Mike. At the end of the episode, Robinson's ready to just read a letter and keep on doing what he's always been doing, and Gypsy literally blows steam into his face and shoves him into an escape pod. Jim Mallon was the executive producer of the show, and without his businessman expertise, the show would fail financially. Jim Mallon and Joel Hodgson were having disagreements behind the scenes, and to ensure that the show survived, Joel "agreed to leave" even though he really didn't want to. Hodgson then wrote a goodbye not to the fans telling them it was totally his decision to leave, thus trying to make Mallon not look like the bad guy, as Mallon was supposedly doing what he needed to do to ensure the show's survival.

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Gypsy controls the higher functions of the ship, and without her, the SOL would be SOL. Joel told Gypsy he would never leave the SOL, even in a matter of life and death. Gypsy was under the impression that the Mads were going to kill Joel, even tho they were planning to kill Mike. At the end of the episode, Robinson's ready to just read a letter and keep on doing what he's always been doing, and Gypsy literally blows steam into his face and shoves him into an escape pod. Jim Mallon was the executive producer of the show, and without his businessman expertise, the show would fail financially. Jim Mallon and Joel Hodgson were having disagreements behind the scenes, and to ensure that the show survived, Joel "agreed to leave" even though he really didn't want to. Hodgson then wrote a goodbye not note to the fans telling them it was totally his decision to leave, thus trying to make Mallon not look like the bad guy, as Mallon was supposedly doing what he needed to do to ensure the show's survival.
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